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File Backup

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    File Backup

    I tried to use the "File Backup" feature in Win8.

    I connected an external 2TB HD & clicked to start the "File Backup".
    I choose the "E" drive which was the external drive & a notice appeared on the screen "First File Backup".

    No notice on time or slide to indicate progess, just the "ON, OFF" light on the ext drive.

    Then nothing! I could see the "Record" light on the ext drive going on & off, so I assumed it was backing up.
    I left it for about three hours, the light was stll going on & off. I then decided something was amiss, because I have very few files on the computer.

    I clicked the "Stop" button & it stopped, no notice about anything.

    I checked the external drive & there was a file on it named "File History" no file size listed.
    I don't know what is in it & if it is complete or whatever. It gives me a choice to restore it, but I would never use it because I have no idea what is in it.



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    No file size? Isn't it a folder? Check how much the drive has consumed.
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    I solved it by reading the instructions! After I accidently found then!

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